War of the Rebellion: Serial 028 Page 0352 OPERATIONS IN N.VA.,W.VA.,MD.,AND PA. Chapter XXXI.

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The commanding general directs that the commander of this detachment be instructed to take measures to break up the meeting referred to in the accompanying communication from Colonel Macomb,* and, if practicable, to take the officers concerned.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

RICH'D B. IRWIN,

Captain, Aide-de-Camp, and Actg. Asst. Adjt. General

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, THIRD CORPS,

Seminary, September 23, 1862.

Major L. HUNT,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General:

Party, with flag of truce, sent to Bull Run to bury dead have returned and report successful mission. They buried all the dead on the field. Were well treated by the small party of rebel cavalry there.

D. B. BIRNEY,

Brigadier-General.

UPTON'S HILL, HEADQUARTERS BAYARD'S CAVALRY, September 23, 1862-8 p.m.

Major HUNT,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General:

W. J. Gaines, having letters from Colonel Kelton, General Halleck's staff, reports that a company of Ninth New York Cavalry, have found at Fairfax some 250 stand of arms and 6 boxes fixed ammunition, 3 barrels powder, 150 boxes of cartridges and bayonets, some picks and spades. He also says they will be unable to hold the place unless re-enforced, as the citizens are preparing for an attack. He says he heard that the rebels are in force about 5 or 6 miles beyond Centreville, having about 40,000 men. Shall I send any force to Fairfax, or take any action in the matter? I have a scout, on whom I can rely, who told me he was in Dranesville, and 4 miles beyond. Saw no enemy in force, but was chased by 8 mounted men.

J. M. DAVIES,

Colonel, Commanding Cavalry Brigade.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, September 23, 1862.

Gov. ANDREW G. CURTIN,

Harrisburg, Pa.:

Have you any volunteer regiments to send to Clarksburg, via Wheeling; if so, how many?

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

HARRISBURG, September 23, 1862-2.35 p.m.

General H. W. HALLECK:

I have no volunteer regiments that could be sent. Militia force has been disbanded, and is being returned to their homes.

A. G. CURTIN.

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*Not found.

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